Today I have another review of a book I read on Holiday earlier this year. I feel shocked at myself that it has taken me so long to write it, but then you all know me and how far advanced I am with posts. (hint: this was scheduled back in September). However, I am excited to bring you this review!
Grace hasn't been the same since the death of her best friend Charlie. She is haunted by Charlie's words, the last time she saw her, and in a bid for answers, opens an old memory box of Charlie's. It soon becomes clear there was a lot she didn't know about her best friend.
When Grace starts a campaign to find Charlie's father, Anna, a girl claiming to be Charlie's sister steps forward. For Grace, finding Anna is like finding a new family, and soon Anna has made herself very comfortable in Grace and boyfriend Dan's home.
But something isn't right. Things disappear, Dan's acting strangely and Grace is sure that someone is following her. Is it all in Grace's mind? Or as she gets closer to discovering the truth about both Charlie and Anna, is Grace in terrible danger?
There was nothing she could have done to save Charlie ...or was there?
Once again, I bought this book on the recommendation and review of Rebecca Pugh. Her book reviews are always so in depth, and after seeing the cover (which is beautiful by the way don't you think?) and reading that incredibly gripping blurb, her review was the cherry on the cake!
I love the simplistic design of the cover, and the note on the envelope gave me so many questions, I knew I had to read the book to find answers to them.
The story starts off very mysteriously and we follow Grace as she travels through the woods to try and find a box she and her friend Charlie has buried. This was something she never thought she would be doing alone, and is left with many questions after reading a cryptic note from Charlie about an unknown wrong.
As we go through this novel we are given flashbacks to when Charlie was alive and how their friendship began and grew into what it was before Charlie sadly passed. Grace gets prompted to see Charlie's alcoholic mother, Lexie, and after a conversation decided to seek out Charlie's father. She enlists the help of her long-time boyfriend Dan, and start digging into the past.
Anna then comes onto the scene and mysterious things keep happening. They make us question who has it out for Grace, and why they would be doing something like this. It seems a lot of people in Grace's present life have secrets and they're all about to be unearthed.
I don't want to give any spoilers, so you'll have to read the book to find out more. Overall, this book was better than I expected and I devoured it within half a day by the pool. It's definitely a book where you can;t stop turning the pages until you have the answers you're seeking.
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